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OVERVIEW

Stephen L. Fink
Partner

Fort Wayne

888 S. Harrison Street
Suite 600
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

P 260-425-4664

F 260-424-8316

OVERVIEW

Stephen L. Fink
Partner

Fort Wayne

888 S. Harrison Street
Suite 600
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

P 260-425-4664

F 260-424-8316

Steve Fink's practice is divided equally among bankruptcy, commercial litigation, and real estate matters. His creditor representation ranges from preparation of loan documentation to loan enforcement in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy courts.

OVERVIEW

Steve Fink's practice is divided equally among bankruptcy, commercial litigation, and real estate matters. His creditor representation ranges from preparation of loan documentation to loan enforcement in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy courts.

Steve regularly supports parties involved in the sale of real and personal property, including office buildings, strip malls, hotels, apartment buildings, a swimming complex, a marina, incomplete housing developments, incomplete industrial parks, a funeral home, manufacturing facilities, and farming operations.

He has represented varied businesses involved in real estate development and other zoning and other matters including land use laws. He also regularly represents parties in construction disputes and eminent domain.

Steve is the author of Acquiring Distressed Commercial Real Estate, and co-author of The Bankruptcy Code and Indiana’s Mechanic’s Lien Law. He was seminar co-chairman, speaker, and author for “Foreclosure and Repossession in Indiana” sponsored by the National Business Institute. He was co-chairman and speaker at a seminar titled “Protecting Creditors’ Rights in Bankruptcy,” and co-chairman and speaker at a seminar titled “Credit & Collections in Indiana” sponsored by CPM Seminar Systems, Inc. He spoke on bankruptcy issues at an ICLEF seminar titled “Issues in Commercial Real Estate.”

He is a member of the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Section Council of the Indiana State Bar Association and a member of the Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Section of the Allen County Bar Association. He is also a contributor to the Disclosure Statement, the official publication of the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Section of the Allen County Bar Association. Steve is a former director of the Allen County Bar Association. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Commercial Law League of America. He is annually recognized on the Indiana Super Lawyers and the The Best Lawyers in America lists in both bankruptcy and real estate. In 2011, he was recognized as a Northeast Indiana Top 100 Connectors by Leadership Fort Wayne & Journal Gazette for being someone who is able to make meaningful connections for others.

Steve is admitted to practice in the states of Indiana and Ohio, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits, and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.

Steve is a registered mediator.

Professional and Community Involvement

Council member, Indiana State Bar Association Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Section

Former director and current member, Allen County Bar Association Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Section

Member, American Bankruptcy Institute

Member, Commercial Law League of America

Honors

The Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2020

Indiana Super Lawyers, 2010-2019

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Northeast Indiana Top 100 Connectors, 2011

EXPERIENCE
  • Fisher Body v. Lincoln National Bank & Trust Company of Fort Wayne, 563 N.E.2d 149 (Ind. App. 1990)
  • Beradi v. Hardware Wholesalers, Inc., 625 N.E.2d 1259 (Ind. App. 1994)
  • Pollas v. Hardware Wholesalers, Inc., 663 N.E.2d 1188 (Ind. App. 1996)
  • Lachmund v. ADM Investor Services, Inc., 191 F.3d 777 (7th Cir. 1999)
  • In Re Bluffton Castings Corp., 186 F.3d 857 (7th Cir. 1999)
  • Greenfield v. Arden Seven Penn Partners, LP, 757 N.E.2d 699 (Ind. App. 2001)
  • Leasing One Corp. v. Caterpillar Financial Services Corp., 776 N.E.2d 408 (Ind. App. 2002)
  • Filmore LLC v. Filmore Machine & Tool Co., 783 N.E.2d 1169 (Ind. App. 2003)
  • Forty One Associates, LLC v. Bluefield Associates LP, 809 N.E.2d 422 (Ind. App. 2004)
  • Southtown Properties, LLC v. City of Fort Wayne Department of Redevelopment, 840 N.E.2d 393 (Ind. App. 2006)
  • Al Perry Enterprises, Inc. v. Appalachian Fuels, LLC, 503 F.3d 538 (6th Cir. 2007)
  • Charles Downey Family Limited Partnership v. S&V Liquor, Inc., 880 N.E.2d 322 (Ind. App. 2008)
  • AgStar Financial Services, FLCA v. Rock Creek Dairy Leasing, LLC, 709 F.Supp.2d 691 (N.D. Ind. 2010)
  • AgStar Financial Services, Inc. v. Rock Creek Dairy, 709 F. Supp.2d 691 (N.D. Ind. 2010)
  • Calkins v. Leto, 56 N.E.3d 728 (Ind. App. 2016)
  • Mitchell v. Turoczy Bonding Company, 2018 WL 3815057
  • DeKalb County Airport Authority v. DeKalb County Board of Zoning Appeals, 2018 WL 4939082
PUBLICATIONS
  • Acquiring Distressed Commercial Real Estate, July 2011
  • Commercial Finance & Insolvency Bulletin, September 2009
  • Auto Supplier Newsletter, Vol. 2, Issue 4, October 2007
  • Auto Supplier Newsletter, Vol. 1, Issue 5 
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